October Events - A rundown of just a few of the many events going on around Milwaukee in October. See also: Fall Festivals & Events and our listing of Milwaukee Pumpkin Patches.
- Milwaukee Film Festival
When: September 26 - October 10
What: A screening of more than 100 films at various theaters throughout the city.
Where: Landmark Oriental Theatre, Downer Theatre, Fox-Bay Cinema Grill
How much: $10 per films, member pass - $300, non-member pass - $350
- Brady Street Pet Parade
When: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday, October 6
What: Critters of all shapes and sizes take to the streets for this annual pet parade and pet blessing.
Where: Brady Street
How much: $10 - $15 per pet, registration to benefit the Wisconsin Humane Society
- Vintage Halloween Shopping Party
When: 6 - 10 p.m. Friday, October 11
What: A one-time vintage clothing sale just in time for Halloween.
Where: City Hall Square Apartments, 104 E. Mason St. #305
- Fall Gallery Night and Day
When: Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19
What: A quarterly gallery open-house featuring venues throughout the city.
Where: throughout Milwaukee, primarily downtown
- Bay View Pumpkin Pavilion
When: 6 - 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, October 18 & 19
What: Bay View residents carve pumpkins all week long, and then enjoy the glow of hundreds of pumpkins with games, spooky music, a black and white film and costumed attendees.
Where: Humboldt Park, 3000 S Howell Ave.
- Wolf Awareness Day
When: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 19
What: A day devoted to learning about all things wolf, including a chance to participate in a howling contest.
Where: Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Blue Mound Rd.
How much: Free with Zoo admission
- Margaret Cho
When: 7 p.m. Sunday, October 20
What: An evening with an outspoken comedian.
Where: Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St.
How much: $29.50
- Milwaukee Ballet: Romeo & Juliet
When: Thursday, October 31 - Sunday, November 3
What: A ballet inspired by this tragic story of young love
Where: Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St.
How much: $40 - $90